- GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO: Port Fourchon Marina, Fourchon Road, Port Fourchon. Admiral’s Party, July 4. Fishing competition sunrise Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. Weigh-in times 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. Scales open 10 a.m. Saturday with 4 p.m. weigh-in deadline for Children’s Division, 5 p.m. deadline in Scuba Division & 6 p.m. all other divisions. New this year are Kayak & Bow Fishing divisions. Tickets available at Fourchon Marina (rodeo headquarters) & locations in southern Lafourche and Jefferson parishes. Call Chris Moran (225) 931-7306.
- FRIDAY NIGHT COOKIE JAR BASS TOURNAMENT: 7 p.m.-midnight, Morrison Parkway Public Landing. Fee $30/boat. Weekly Friday night event through Sept. 13. Call Guy Perkins (225) 293-3402.
- JOHN CURTIS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL FISHING RODEO: Weigh-in deadline 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Lauricella home, 4872 Fran Lane, Bayou Barataria, Lafitte. Fee $200/four-angler team. Weigh-in party, 1-5 p.m. Lauricella home. Non-fishing barbecue lunch & party $20/adults, $10/12-under. Special Trout Stringer competition/$100 per boat. Benefits JCCS Technology Fund. Call Mark Naccari (504) 602-2305 or Ronnie Ranatza (504) 460-6624.
- 2ND ANNUAL GOLDEN MEADOW-FOURCHON TARPON RODEO ‘KING OF THE CATCH’ COOK-OFF: Port Fourchon Marina, Fourchon Road, Port Fourchon. Fee $50. Tasting $15. Entries must contain Louisiana seafood. $500 awards for top dish in People’s Choice-Catch, King of the Catch & King’s Presentation categories. Website: www.gmfourchontarponrodeo.com.
- MID RANGE RIFLE MATCH: Palo Alto Rifle & Pistol Club, Donaldsonville. 600-yard prone match includes F-Class (any rifle, any sight, any support), FTR.223 &.308 with a bipod & conventional prone (any caliber). Website: PaloAltoGunClub.com.
- RED STICK FLY FISHERS PROGRAM: 7 p.m., Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge. Call Greg Brignac (225) 810-8645. Website: www.rsff.org.
- CANAL BANK BASS TOURNAMENT: 5 p.m., Canal Bank Club, Diversion Canal, 18499 La. 22. Maurepas. Fee $40/boat, $15/angler membership fee. $5 launch fee. Email: Susan Carpenter: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- JULY 13 — CASTING FOR KIDS RODEO: Bobby Lynn’s Marina, Leeville. Adult, Children’s & Kayak divisions. Fee $35/Boater & Kayak divisions, $25/Children’s Division, includes dinner, T-shirt. Benefits Palliative Care Foundation of Baton Rouge. Call Janet Rhodus (225) 413-4414.
- JULY 13 — CCA LOUISIANA SPECKS & SPOTS FISHING TOURNAMENT: 6 a.m. to 1-3 p.m. weigh-in Quintana Landing, La. 319, Cypremort Point. CCA members in 4-angler teams for Speckled Trout (2 fish) and Redfish (2 fish. 16 inches to less than 27 inches long) divisions. Cash prizes for top 10 teams in each division. Fee $175/team. Pretournament registration 3-8 p.m. July 12. Optional captain’s meeting 6:30 p.m. July 12. Call CCA (225) 952-9200.
- STATEWIDE TOURNAMENT & ANGLERS’ RODEO—S.T.A.R.: Through Sept. 2, summer-long saltwater fishing event. Truck/boats for specially tagged redfish. Prizes in several species categories. Sponsored by CCA-Louisiana. Entry fee & CCA membership required. Call CCA-Louisiana (225) 952-9200.
- JULY 17 —CCA/WESTSIDE CHAPTER BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Carl Grant Civic Center, Plaquemine. Tickets $60, spouses $30, 17-under $25. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Geri Lynne Gilbert (225) 776-7112.
- JULY 18 — CCA/BAYOU LAFOURCHE CHAPTER BANQUET: 6 p.m., Warren Harang Jr. Municipal Auditorium, Civic Center, Thibodaux. Tickets $60, spouse $30, 17-under $25. Supper, live/silent auctions. Call Nolan Reynerson (225) 952-9200.
- AUG. 17 — 12TH ANNUAL BATON ROUGE CHAPTER, ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION BANQUET: 5:30 p.m., Crowne Plaza, 4728 Constitution Ave., Baton Rouge. Dinner, live & silent auctions, raffles & Wall of Guns. Call Tobbie Windham (225) 665-0753 or Oren May (225) 924-5303.
- RECREATIONAL RED SNAPPER SEASON/FEDERAL WATERS: Closed in federal waters. Open in state waters weekends only through September with three-per-day limit, 16-inches minimum size. Anglers must have no-fee Louisiana Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (website: www.rolp.wlf.la.gov/Permit/Apply.
- GAG GROUPER SEASON OPENED: Recreational fishing season re-opened Monday, July 1 throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
- RECREATIONAL AMBERJACK
SEASON CLOSED: Through July 31 for greater amberjack throughout the Gulf of Mexico.
- COMMERCIAL AMBERJACK
SEASON CLOSURE: Effective 10:01 a.m. Monday (July 1) in state and federal waters for remainder of 2013.
- EAST GRAND TERRE ISLAND
CLOSURE: To commercial fishing, including crabs & shrimp, and to recreational fishing, except rod-and-reel take of finfish, until further notice after state biologists identified residual BP-Deepwater Horizon tar balls and tar mats.
- TERREBONNE BASIN: Effective 6 a.m. Thursday (July 4) for the spring inshore season, except portions of lower Timbalier & Terrebonne bays and Lakes Pelto and Pelican that border the Gulf of Mexico. Ordered by Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries after sampling found juvenile white shrimp moving into estuary. Complete map at website: www.wlf.louisiana.gov.
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